So I turned around, went around a block, and found it. I popped in, and quickly and easily I was out the door in five minutes with a shiny new ticket from my town to Chicago. I started to book one on the internet last week, but they'd wanted $13 to complete the transaction. $13! That's crazy. So I didn't buy it online, and wasn't sure if I'd take the train after all. (My train station doesn't have a ticket window, just a platform. I guess it's not really a station after all, just a place the trains stop.)
Problem solved, now I can train to Chicago. Also the guy believed me when I said I was a AAA member, even though I couldn't find my card. So all in all I saved $22 by getting distracted on my way to A's. Yay!
So I will go to Chicago this weekend for my sister's birthday. Yet another whirlwind tour, coming in friday night and leaving sunday morning, but I can spend 10 hours on the train doing homework. This is good, because I still have two assignments due by sunday night.
And I have about 1000 more words to write for tonight's assignment, so I'd better get back to that. I'm still very glad I went out last night; not only am I glad I could be there, but I also had a lovely time. I would have, even without the pleasant train surprise.